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Amnesty International members and human rights activists gathered in the George Sherman Union Saturday for the Amnesty International USA 2015 Northeast Regional Conference, titled "From Moment to Movement." PHOTO BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Community writes letters at BU-hosted Amnesty International conference

Approximately 100 people gathered at a letter-writing social hosted by Amnesty International’s Boston leadership and Boston University’s Amnesty chapter Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge. The gathering, dubbed “Write for Rights” encouraged attendees to write letters against global human rights violence and to demand officials address 12 featured cases. In tables of 10 people, local Amnesty group members, […]

by Sekar Krisnauli· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Crispy Crepes, a restaurant in Boston University’s South Campus, closed Oct. 31. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Following closure of Crispy Crepes, many students, residents sad about loss

Crispy Crêpes Café, an eatery in Boston University’s South Campus specializing in French crêpes, closed on Oct. 31 after 13 years. The following day, the owners moved out, leaving behind some equipment due to lack of storage space. Presently, a sign notifying the café’s customers of its closure is on the front door and a “for lease” sign is situated […]

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Boston University basketball games will now be held in the Case Gym instead of Agganis Arena, due to low game attendance. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Men’s basketball team moves all conference games to Case, hopes to increase attendance

With one week until its season opener, the Boston University men’s basketball team will be playing all of their conference games in Case Gym this season. The move from Agganis Arena was decided this year and is intended to enhance the tone of future basketball matches, BU Athletics spokesperson Brian Kelley said. “Any time you have a big crowd, it […]

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A panel, "Missing Voices, Daunting Choices,” was held in the Howard Thurman Center Thursday evening. PHOTO BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Experts, students review erasure of women in Black Lives Matter movement

Black women and the black LGBT community are still struggling for involvement in civil right movements such as the national Black Lives Matter campaign, said a group of panelists at the “Missing Voices, Daunting Choices: The Erasure of Black Women in Black American Movements” panel Thursday. The Association of Black Seminarians and Anna Howard Shaw Center at Boston University’s School […]

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Co-founder of global health organization Partners in Health Paul Farmer speaks about the current state of global health at Jacob Sleeper Auditorium Tuesday evening. PHOTO BY SUSIE TERASAKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hundreds crowd CGS for renowned global health expert

Partners in Health founding director Paul Farmer highlighted the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, his medical efforts in Haiti and several global health issues in developing and underdeveloped countries at the 25th Anniversary of the Stanley Stone Lecture Series Wednesday. Attracting over 600 undergraduate and graduate students, distinguished scholars and the general public to the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, Farmer, the […]

by Maddie Domenichella· · 1 comment · Campus, News
Campus Crime Logs: Oct. 29 – Nov. 1

Campus Crime Logs: Oct. 29 – Nov. 1

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Female student almost shot with Nerf-type gun A female student reported Oct. 29 at 12:01 a.m. that a vehicle pulled up next to her at the Sargent College House, 205 Bay State Road. The student reported a passenger in the vehicle pointed at […]

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As affirmative action debate heightens, BU provides no official stance on case

As affirmative action debate heightens, BU provides no official stance on case

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for a ruling on affirmative action in college admissions, several Boston University students and faculty said they support the legislation and its contributions to diversity on campus. Affirmative action has long been debated, but the looming decision on the matter has spurred heightened debate as to affirmative action’s effect on college campuses. On Monday, […]

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A collision between a biker and a vehicle took place at 722 Commonwealth Ave. Wednesday afternoon. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Biker struck in collision on Comm. Ave.

Boston Police officer Rachel McGuire confirmed that a collision took place Wednesday afternoon in front of 722 Commonwealth Ave. between a biker and a vehicle. According to bystanders, the biker was hit by a black vehicle while riding down Commonwealth Avenue and the vehicle immediately fled the scene following the collision. The victim, Patricia Nelson, 28, of Allston, detailed how the […]

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Few college students register to vote in Massachusetts because it is difficult to switch official residency forms to another state. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Campus organizations and officials work to increase local student voter turnout

The 2014 elections saw the lowest voter registration and turnout among 18 to 29-year-olds in 40 years, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. With notably low turnout among young people in local elections specifically, several campus organizations and individuals are working to inform and encourage more students to be politically engaged no matter […]

by Maisie Guzi· · 0 comments · Campus, News